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Unique stop for Ranthambhore visitors who are looking for interacting with local people who are doing craft work in the beautiful workshop facility. Dhonk is a social startup which aims at providing sustainable jobs to the ex-poachers families and...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ranthambhore Road | next to Oberoi Vanyavilas, Sawai Madhopur 322001, India
We stopped here on a recent trip to India on our way to Jaipur from Ranthambore. Local villagers are learning crafts and sewing to create alternative and ecologically friendly sources of income. They offer a variety of textiles including clothing, pillows, and small crafts. Some...More
Visited with a tour group. The purpose of the organization and how well run it is very inspiring. I bought a simple cotton block printed shirt and a satiny tunic. The tunic did not come in my size, so one of the staff took my...More
We spent a wonderful three to two hours finding out about the mission of Dhonk to help the villagers displaced by the Rothambore Tiger Reserve to find meaningful work and support. They produce wonderful reasonably priced printed and embroidered cloth and clothes. There are also...More
This fair trade store offers more than handicrafts. Clothes, housewares, toys as well. Beautifully made and fashionable. But more importantly it is helping to draw awareness to the plight of the Bengal Tigers and the tribe of peoples whose livelihood was and is still impacted...More
Divya333, Jumping Jack @ Dhonk at Dhonk, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018
Thank you for a beautiful summary of our work...
We hope to make ourselves better each day and reaching out to more villages..
Women's Coop, had a wonderful experience talking to the women while they worked and at lunch. It was amazing to see these women providing fiee their families. The shopping was also fantastic, well worth a visit
This woman's initiative, is a vocational training center that sells clothes, purses, toys and fabrics made by village women. We were told that Dhonk was started when many husbands were imprisoned for poaching in the park and women needed an avenue for income. The merchandise...More
A great handicraft store that goes way beyond being just s store. Dhonk trains and works with local village women so a large part of their profits goes directly to the villages around. It's a fun place to shop and see local women workes in...More
The shop is located in a lovely wooded area. You can meet and watch the villagers who are employed there as they make their goods for sale. These craftsmen and women are in need of jobs, and this enterprise teaches them the skills to be...More
This is a wonderful local enterprise that teaches local women villagers handicrafts to sell to tourists, so that their families can stop poaching game in the park for subsistence. A visit will allow you to hear the whole story from, if you are lucky, the...More